26.01.15 by Jeff

Mesmerizing Video of the Day: 3D-Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

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This mesmerizing video features 3d-printed zoetrope sculptures designed by Stanford University teacher, John Edmark. The shapes are generated based on Fibonacci numbers, the same relationship you will find in pinecones, and sunflowers. Zoetropes traditionally rely on a strobe light for the human eye to perceive the animation; this video employs a fast shutter to achieve the same effect.

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25.01.15 by Jeff

Space GIF-ITI: INSA Paints the World’s Largest Animated GIF in Brazil

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My talented buddy INSA just created the world’s largest animated GIF, with the help of a team of painters, and a satellite in space. The mural in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is part of his “GIF-ITI” series, an on-going project in which he paints murals several times over to create frames of animation. As you can see in the video below, working at this scale is no easy task!

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22.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Majid Jordan “Forever”

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Jamie Webster directs another video for Majid Jordan (the duo that sang on Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”), not that long after the last one. Still no word on a release date for their highly anticipated full length album. Watch “Forever” below.

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22.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Viet Cong “Silhouettes”

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Calgary indie rock band Viet Cong get a great video from director Brook Linder. The band sorta reminds me of Interpol and the video sorta reminds me of 2001 (and both are good in my books). Watch the video for “Silhouettes” below.

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22.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Ratking “Snow Beach” Directed by Ari Marcopoulos

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Wiki, Hak, and Sporting Life, aka New York-based hip hop group RATKING, team up with renowned photographer/filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos for their track “Snow Beach”. Watch the video below.

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22.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Years & Years “King”

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London-based Years & Years team up with choreographer Ryan Heffington (Sia’s “Chandelier”) and director Nadia Marquard Otzen for their latest video. Watch “King” below.

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22.01.15 by Jeff

Director Spotlight: RUFFMERCY

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I’m not really sure how this is possible but somehow, despite having a slew of Vimeo Staff Picks, this is the first time I am posting about RUFFMERCY. The director/animator is based in Bristol, and has sorta trademarked an expressive rotoscoped animation style. I’ll just let the videos do the talking. Enjoy a bunch of my favourites below!

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21.01.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: New York Dancers Flex to Fela Kuti

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New York-based dancers Flizzo, Opt, Jay Donn, Sedo, and Danny respond to the afrobeat rhythms of Fela Kuti by ‘flexing’, a style of dance that came out of East Brooklyn. Watch “Fela Flex”, directed by Dominick Sheldon, below!

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